Game Notes: Hampden-Sydney Looks for 10th ODAC Win, Saturday vs. Emory & Henry
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Hampden-Sydney (15-5, 9-3 ODAC) vs. Emory & Henry (9-11, 3-8 ODAC)
Saturday, February 4 | 2:00 pm | Fleet Gymnasium
Last Time Out for the Tigers
• Cam Anderson and Ru White recorded double-doubles while combining for 21 points and 23 rebounds as the Tigers took an 87-62 win over Bridgewater.
• The Tigers improve to 15-5 overall and 9-3 in ODAC play.
• The Eagles kept it close for much of the first half, trailing just 23-21, but the Tigers ran out to a 49-29 halftime lead and never looked back.
• Ben Jessee was the Tigers' top scorer with 18 points.
• Harrison George added 11 points and eight rebounds.
• Aaron Adams and Ed Reddick led the Eagles with 12 points each, and Tavis Stapleton added ten points off the bench.
• Hampden-Sydney shot 42.9% from the floor (33-of-77) and 30.4% (7-of-23) from beyond the arc.
• The Eagles shot 35.6% (21-of-59) from the floor, 30.8% (4-of-13) from three, and 76.2% (16-of-21) from the charity stripe.
Last Time Out for the Wasps
• Greensboro outlasted Emory & Henry on Wednesday, defeating the Wasps 68-60.
• With the loss, Emory & Henry falls to 9-11 overall and 3-8 in ODAC play.
• In a back-and-forth first half, Greensboro took the lead before intermission and pushed it out to double digits in the second half.
• The Wasps came within one, but could not close the gap.
• Malcolm Green led the Wasps with 17 points and six rebounds.
• Tyler Mullins was not far off with 15 points and five rebounds, and Jorel Terrell chipped in with eight points off the bench.
• Greensboro saw four players score in double figures, including a team-high 15 points from Luqman Tijani.
• The Wasps were 24-of-46 (52.2%) from the floor, 4-of-16 (25.0%) from three, and 8-of-15 (53.3%) from the foul line.
• The Pride was 27-of-52 (51.9%) from the floor and 2-of-12 (16.7%) from beyond the arc.
The Last Time These Two Met
• Hampden-Sydney defeated Emory & Henry 71-61 in the first round of the 2011 ODAC Tournament in Fleet Gymnasium.
• Harrison George led all scorers with 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting.
• Ru White had an outstanding night with 17 points and 14 rebounds.
• Randall Ward was the third Tiger to score in double figures with 14 points, three steals, two rebounds, and two assists.
• Sasha Obradovic and Patrick Corrigan were the Tigers' top scorers off the bench with five points each.
• Terrence Grigg, Josh Cunningham, and J.T. Murray all scored 11 points to lead the Wasps.
• Hampden-Sydney shot 41.4% from the floor (21-of-58), 21.1% (4-of-19) from beyond the arc, and 19-of-27 (70.4%) from the free throw line.
• The Wasps shot 44.4% (24-of-54) from the floor, 38.9% (7-of-18) from three, and 85.7% (6-7) from the foul line.
Looking at Emory & Henry
• Stands at ninth in the ODAC with a 3-8 conference mark and 9-11 overall record.
• All three ODAC wins came in January over Randolph (79-73), Roanoke (69-60), and Bridgewater (57-48).
• Malcolm Green leads the team with 13.7 points-per-game, and Damian Edwards - a rookie of the year candidate - scores 10.7 per-contest while leading the team in assists (2.3 apg) and steals (1.9).
• Tyler Mullins is the team's top rebounder with 5.7 per-game.
The Final Stretch
• Saturday's game is the second game of the final month of the regular season with the Tigers playing six games - five of which are in the ODAC.
• It will be no easy stretch with games against the other three top four teams in the league, and two nationally ranked opponents - #3 Virginia Wesleyan and#21 Randolph-Macon.
In the National Ranks
• Through January 29, Hampden-Sydney is third in the nation in field goal percentage, connecting on 51.8% of its attempts.
• The Tigers' hot shooting has led to a 86.7 point-per-game average which is 11th nationally (No. 1 Grinnell - 113.3 ppg).
• Their 16.8 point scoring margin is sixth nationally (No. 1 MIT - 22.5).
The Numbers Game
• The Tigers have posted an impressive 17.2 point scoring margin through 20 games this season. 10 of the Tigers' 15 wins have been by 20 points of more.
• Harrison George has cracked into the top 20 of Hampden-Sydney's all time leading scorers with 1,225 points and is the 23rd player to score at least 1,200.
• Ben Jessee is 33rd on the Tigers' top scoring list with 1,087 points.
• Under Vick, Hampden-Sydney is 32-1 when scoring at least 81 points.
• The Tigers have scored 100 points 3 times this year.
• Hampden-Sydney has 3 players in the top-6 in field goal percentage in the ODAC.
• Harrison George has scored at least 20 points 28 times and posted 16 double-doubles.
• Hampden-Sydney will play 4 of its final 6 games in the friendly confines of Fleet Gymnasium.
• The Tigers hit the 12 win mark at home last year. It was the 18th time the Tigers won at least 10 games in a season at Fleet.